That is why I was horrified by what happened at the 2017 General Assembly in Indianapolis, Indiana. No, there were no knock-down, drag-out debates over hot-button resolutions. No there was no cat calling or booing of speakers from red, green, or white microphones (that I witnessed, at least). In fact, my disappointment came from the exact opposite: there was very little to no opposition to most of the resolutions. Many of the resolutions on behalf of positions of social justice and progressive faith causes went virtually unopposed.Read More
With our nation’s capital at its center, the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area has a unique and exciting setting for its ministry, mission, and faith. This blog will serve as a place for dialogue, reflection, Bible Study, prayer, and inquiry as to how we as Christians can best live out our faith in God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit in community within the public sphere.
- Rev. Allen V. Harris
The journey of Jesus Christ through Holy Week, climaxing in his stepping from the tomb fully embodied AND fully sacred, demands of us to accept more completely that God did not come into the world to condemn the world – our bodies included – but in order to save the world through God’s very body in Jesus the Christ. Resurrection is the ultimate act of incarnation – the Body Of Christ becoming the living Body Of God for all times, all places, all peoples.Read More
I believe that God is working powerfully through the Christian Church (Disciples Of Christ) Capital Area to care for our congregations and pastors; to train, equip, inspire, and network people of faith; to discern, support, and assess those called into ministry; to connect the local church with the universal church; and to manage and sustain our camp and conference ministries. However, *how* we do this is never static, and must be evaluated and renewed as situations and circumstances change.Read More
"We all agree that “an attitude of gratitude” is good and worthy and noble and true. But. But sometimes it is completely understandable why someone does not feel like offering thanksgiving..."Read More